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EFCC told to arrest ex-CJN, Tanko Muhammad immediately – ‘Resignation, not enough’

EFCC told to arrest ex-CJN, Tanko Muhammad immediately – ‘Resignation, not enough’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been told to arrest former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad immediately. This was after Muhammad resigned as the CJN on Monday, citing health issues. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, said the resignation of Muhammad was not enough to clear him of corruption allegations leveled against him by the 14 justices of the Supreme Court. In a statement signed by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA’s national coordinator, the group reminded Nigerians that 14 Supreme Court justices had recently petitioned Tanko and alleged diversion of their welfare funds. Before his resignation, Tanko…
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Supreme Court strikes out Buhari, Malami’s suit on Electoral Act amendment

Supreme Court strikes out Buhari, Malami’s suit on Electoral Act amendment

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami SAN seeking to void the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022. In a judgment on Friday, a seven-member panel of the apex court, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, was unanimous in holding that President Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions. The court upheld all the grounds of objection raised by the National Assembly, through its lawyer, Dr. Olukayode Ajulo,…
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2023: Court stops INEC from ending voter registration

2023: Court stops INEC from ending voter registration

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from ending voter registration on June 30, 2022. Honourable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon (Court 10) on Monday granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, disclosed this in a statement forwarded to DAILY POST today. SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had early this month filed the lawsuit against INEC, asking the court to “declare unconstitutional, illegal, and incompatible with international standards the failure of the electoral body to…
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Multiple counsel forces court to step down Osinachi Husband’s case

Multiple counsel forces court to step down Osinachi Husband’s case

The alleged culpable homicide suit against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi in a Federal Capital Territory High Court on Monday, was stepped down in order for his lawyers to align themselves to represent him. When the matter slated for hearing before Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme came up, the Prosecution Counsel, Aderonke Imana, informed the court that the matter was for hearing and that they were ready to proceed. A. Ogbonna also announced his appearance as watching brief of the nominal complainant. The counsel that represented the defendant during his arraignment, Victor Abakpa, however prayed the court to…
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Court strikes out Umahi’s motion to stop removal

Court strikes out Umahi’s motion to stop removal

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, struck out the motion filed by sacked Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, seeking a stay of execution of the March 8 judgment. Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the motion after Chukwuma Ma-Chukwu Ume, SAN, counsel for Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, prayed the court for the withdrawal of the motion, and the Peoples Democratic Party’s lawyer, Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, did not oppose the application. The motion for stay of execution was marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/920/21, between PDP Vs. INEC and three others. Justice Inyang Ekwo had, on March 8, in a judgment, ordered Umahi;…
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